Posts for animals

Bude charity members check out diabetes research in animal-free Exeter lab

When we think of medical research, we tend to think of inaccessible white-coated scientists working in a laboratory surrounded by test-tubes, and sometimes, sadly, testing on animals. So, it was […]

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Out and about – Trev’s Taxi meets a Jug!

I always assumed being a taxi driver was pretty much driving from A to B and back again, not exactly interesting. However, if I look at Trev’s Taxi facebook page, […]

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Sheep attacks on Bodmin Moor

Devon & Cornwall Police are holding a day of action on Saturday 2 March 2019 to raise awareness and prevent incidents of livestock worrying on Bodmin Moor. The awareness events will […]

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Badger vaccines the way forward with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

From Cornwall Wildlife Trust: Good news. A surge of interest in badger vaccination from farmers in mid-Cornwall has led them to team up with Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The Trust has […]

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Up close to Bude’s grumpy heron

Wandered along the canal in the rain today to meet a friend and who did I spot, but the heron. Is it a he or a she? I don’t know, […]

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Unlicensed Welcombe Horse Establishment is closed down and owner fined nearly £2,000

Enforcement action has been taken against the owner of Welcombe Equine for operating without a licence. In 2017, the Council learnt that Jane Hunt, the owner of the establishment, was […]

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New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

As we are aware, plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. This comes from Innovate UK: According to the United Nations, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic […]

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Tetcott Hunt in Stratton

This is not an opinion piece (it would be much stronger). I am trying to provide a balanced article. If I haven’t succeeded, please comment, but keep it polite because […]

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Coastguard called to dog rescue at Widemouth

From Bude Coastguard Facebook: Bude Coastguard was paged at 13 58, asked to assist with the recovery of a dog that had fallen from cliffs near the Salthouse at Widemouth. […]

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Put Simply – A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas

Keen to share the Dogs Trust message that A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas.  I’m still appalled by how many people take on dogs they cannot handle, […]

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Missing dog – Found!

From Serena Barrett: Our little Jack Chihuahua (ginger with a white stripe down his head and answers to Ole) has disappeared out the garden at Berries Mount. He yaps a lot […]

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Do you know Bailey?

This dog has been found in Bicester. He has a Cornwall microchip and answers to Bailey. His finder is concerned he may have been stolen and dumped. Anyone recognise him? […]

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Beach cleans ‘on trend’ in the fight against plastic

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says their Great British Beach Clean, run in partnership with Waitrose, was the biggest mass participation beach clean and survey event the UK has ever […]

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What happens to ageing farmers?

Many will be aware of the recent case of Vivian Exelby, an elderly farmer from Cornwall who has been banned from keeping livestock for life after being found guilty of […]

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North Devon farmers in film spotlight

Thanks to community film making organisation North Devon Moving Image (NDMI), a number of emerging documentary film makers will have the opportunity to create a unique collection of short films […]

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